UPOP takes the "practice" part of its name seriously, and makes sure that our students have abundant opportunities to engage frequently and meaningfully with a wide range of employers, through field trips and on-campus networking and panel events. Some recent UPOP events:
Schlumberger: 15 lucky UPOP students had the opportunity to tour Schlumberger's Doll Research Center in Kendall Square. The field trip took UPOP students and staff through some of the break-through drilling technologies that originated in the Cambridge facility and are now used globally. UPOPers also had the chance to learn more about summer and full-time opportunities with Schlumberger's recruiter and principal scientists and engineers.
Pioneer Natural Resources: One of our most popular employers, annual sponsor Pioneer Natural Resources, held an information evening on campus for UPOP students. A large, Texas-based, independent oil and gas company, Pioneer has hired dozens of UPOPers since the president and COO, Tim Dove '79, joined as a UPOP mentor in 2010. UPOP alums Andrew Sommer '13 and Pat Dayton '14 spoke about their internship experiences with Pioneer and their current full-time roles, followed by Q&A and networking.
Sonos: UPOP partnered with Sonos for an exclusive field trip, product demo, and networking opportunity in its Cambridge offices. 15 UPOP sophomores had the opportunity to tour their site, see inside the hardware and product design labs for their latest speaker models, and learn more about the company's mission -- and how UPOP interns may have the opportunity to help them achieve it. A terrific opportunity for aspiring UPOP product design engineers!
Apple: UPOP was honored to partner with Apple for an executive tech talk and reception with their VP of Ecosystems Products, Kate Bergeron '93. Over 100 UPOP and GEL students took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Kate's career path and role within Apple and network with engineers! Kate's talk was followed by a reception with approximately 20 Apple mechanical engineers (including many UPOP alums!) and recruiters.